The Summer Institute for International Actors at the USC School of Dramatic Arts is an intensive four-week summer training program in the heart of Hollywood. This program combines rigorous acting courses with professional development opportunities for today’s emerging artists.
Developed in association with the Shanghai Theatre Academy, the program offers distinctive opportunities to its participants, including concentrated courses in audition preparation, acting for the camera, vocal development, improvisation, and physical comedy, as well as workshops with leading entertainment professionals. Outings to film studios and theatres immerse participants in the culture of Los Angeles.
Classes are taught in English, with a Mandarian translator, by the internationally-acclaimed faculty of the USC School of Dramatic Arts. The School’s faculty of working artists are experts in their field and have an intimate understanding of the industry.